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RRiverdene Family Lodge is situated on one of the largest malaria free Big 5 private game reserve’s in the Eastern Cape of South Africa, Shamwari Game Reserve, which is regarded as ‘The Pride of the Eastern Cape’. Located along the Bushman’s River between Port Elizabeth and Grahamstown, Shamwari forms a natural extension of the world famous Garden Route. Riverdene Family Lodge has a welcoming ease and warmth and is a place where families are always at home and where guests become friends. Riverdene Lodge offer elegant comfort particularly for families and provides many additional activities to entertain children of all ages which include the supervised play room and jungle gym specifically designed for children’s enjoyment. Children can engage in the “Kids on Safari” program, visiting the Animal Rehabilitation and Born Free Centres. Riverdene Family Lodge has a total of 9 luxury Lodges, 7 of these are inter-leading. Each comes all inclusive with air conditioning, private patio, television with selected satellite channels, private mini bar and en-suite bathroom with separate shower. The rim-flow swimming pool has a shallow area just for the kids. While staying at Riverdene, guest can enjoy everything that Shamwari Game Reserve has to offer, such as sunrise and sunset game drives which lasts up to 3 hours, star gazing and the relaxation retreats, bush walks, and the option to take part in their very own game ranger training program. Shamwari is also home to South Africa’s most experienced wildlife teams with a working Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre which includes a visit to the Animal Hospital to see the facilities and view any current patients and the animal bomas to view any larger patients. Passionate and committed to the conservation of our planet and wildlife, the Shamwari Group is partnered with The Born Free Foundation and the Wilderness Foundation. The only Born Free Rescue Centre in the country is based at Shamwari game Reserve, as well as the Ian Player Rhino Awareness Centre. Shamwari also offers a unique ‘kids on safari’ programme which ensures there is something for everyone to learn and to experience.